Quik Corp - QLD Business of the Year
From farming to firefighting, innovative agriculture and emergency service equipment manufacturer Quik Corp has been awarded the 2016 Telstra medium business of the year and Telstra Queensland Business of the Year.
After a stellar year for the company, including expansion into the Victorian market on the back of winning a large government contract, Quik Corp is now a promising contender for the Telstra Australian Business of the year to be held in August. Quik Corp specialises in highly customisable innovative equipment and is considered the industry leader for many projects and turnkey solutions.
The company has also recently released the greenPRO range of innovative farm implements to service the rapidly growing small farm and lifestyle market.
Managing Director David Wardle said Quik Corp was defying the odds of the Australian manufacturing industry by focusing its efforts on innovation and excellent client service.
“As an Australian manufacturer, we are very aware that to remain viable, we must innovate and manufacture quality Australian-made products” he said.
Telstra Business Awards Ambassador Andy Ellis said "Quik Corp has an intuitive awareness of the changing environment in their industry. This, coupled with strong financial strategy, is enabling them to prepare for future growth and expansion. We have observed real passion and dedication within the team to servicing the customer. Their technical and business breadth of experience contributes greatly to the business’s steady success.”
Quik Corp would like to thank its team members, Telstra Business Awards, suppliers and especially our customers.(Read more)
Quik Corp Announce Company Expansion
27 June, 2016
After securing some longer term contracts and a boost in sales from existing and emerging markets, Quik Corp have recently expanded their facilities both locally and interstate to facilitate this exciting growth.
This has seen the addition of a new facility at 89 Cherry Lane, Laverton North in the western suburbs of Melbourne. This sites primary function is to output fire vehicles under a 5 year agreement with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The site has 30+ new staff, complete with seperate fabrication, assembly, customisation line and vehicle service centre. We aim to expand on our current work to better service existing and potential customers to provide a stable presence in southern Australia.
Meanwhile in Queensland, Quik Corp's Sunshine Coast site have doubled their warehouse space, expanding their fabrication and assembly lines over two substantial locations. In addition to this, we are also looking to add value to our Crows Nest location. Again the aim is to be able to best react to the market and provide the best possible products and customer service.
Managing Director David Wardle believes that these expansions highlight what is an exciting time for the business. "While presenting quite a number of financial and logistical challenges to get these areas up and running, we could not be more happy with the results. Servicing our clients needs over the past 12 months had been becoming difficult in our existing premises, so this expansion has been very timely. It has led to a broad range of new opportunities and the creation of a lot of new jobs, which in the current climate is even more pleasing. We are seeing a really good return on investment from this increase in quite a short time and are very confident that these expansions will provide sustainable growth long term."
06 June, 2016
Quik Corp Fire Engineering are proud to deliver a new custom fitted off-road vehicle for an award-winning outback tour company. The custom built Mercedes G-Wagen utility will travel the Australian outback in a fleet of vehicles that journey to the most scenic and remote parts of Australia. The military-spec vehicle designed for hard, rough terrain will take tourists and equipment to regions that would otherwise be inaccessible.
With the focus on a hardy performance-based vehicle, the Mercedes Benz G Wagen was a no brainer. While in action, the vehicle is designed to be a supreme work-horse complete with individual storage compartments that allow the user to store and organise their extensive range of camping equipment along with the luxury of a Mercedes vehicle. Complete with custom lighting inside, the module has pressurised chambers that keep out fine particle bulldust.
The intelligent vehicle technology is programmed to notify the driver if the locker doors are left open and has two under-tray lockers complete with swing-down doors and the addition of a 5.6” LCD touch screen reverse camera for easy handling.
Designed to carry:
- 20 stretchers and sleeping mats
- 12 tents
- 6 large tables
- 24 chairs
- 40L water container
- Kitchen appliances and utilities
- Pressurised lockers to keep out dust and debris
With the capacity to dominate the outback desert and withstand the heavy-load requirements, our customer was very pleased with the final outcome of the vehicle.
Quik Corp are excited to contribute to a true blue Aussie experience.
If you would like to enquire on our specialised vehicle builds, please contact us on 07 5493 899
QCFE Supply Ultra-light Appliances to VIC
29 March, 2016
Quik Corp has recently released eight ultra-light firefighting vehicles designed specifically for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning as part of a statewide upgrade of its fleet. These are among 31 being rolled out across Victoria over the next four weeks with an additional 270 to be delivered over the next four years.
DELWP Chief Fire Officer Alan Goodwin said the upgrade was helping to position Victoria as the leader in firefighter vehicle safety.
"These vehicles are modified Mercedes Benz G Wagons and have been specifically fitted out with equipment designed for DELWP's firefighting and planned burning needs," Mr Goodwin said.
Deputy Commissioner Visits QCFE
20 March, 2016
Reproduced from RFBAQ (Smoke Signals Autumn 2016)
QCFE Delivers Multi-Purpose Appliance
05 February, 2016
Quik Corp Fire Engineering is proud to have delivered the first Multi-Purpose Medium Attack Iveco Daily to the QLD Rural Fire Service. The first of its kind, the appliance utilises three different modules that are designed for a more-varied use of a vehicle, covering serveral roles.
Suitable for four personnel, the appliance can deploy firefighting foam, water and rescue equipment that is suited to the suburban and semi-rural regions. When not in use, modules are stored on jacking legs and can be easily removed manually or with a forklift.
The platforms inculde:
CAFS Firefighting Module
- 800L water capacity
- Through-lockers, 2x light masts
- Endless air compressor
- RFR2 electric hose reel
- Waterous CAFS system
Swift Water Rescue module
- Custom-designed carier with tilting system for rescue boat
- Five stowage lockers
- Two small water tanks
- Workbench and removable whiteboard with pullout storage
Heavy-duty Tray Module
Suitable for everyday transport requirements
- Tread plate deck
- Drop sides and tail gate
The versatility of this system allows for greater and more vaierd use of a vehicle, meaning less investment in vehicles across your fleet. Completely customisable to your requirements, Quik Corp can build to your requirements.
For more information on this type of vehicle, click here or call one of our representatives on 07 5493 8944
Quik Corp Welcomes Our Newest Team Member
As Quik Corp continues to expand, it is a priority for us to ensure we continue to deliver high quality service and equipment. To do this you need to have the best people and it is a focus for us to expand our skill base.
As such Quik Corp would like introduce the latest member in our team, Mal Assim. Mal is our new Production Manager and will oversee the Crow’s Nest branch.
With vast amount of experience and qualifications, Mal comes from a strong managerial background within large and small manufacturing industries. He is a certified Boilermaker and Welding inspector, as well as having qualifications and experience in Project Management, Business Management, Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering, Pneumatics, and CAD.
Mal has been a Production Supervisor - managing staff, projects, and machinery - for companies such as Engineering Services UGL, Davey Engineering, and heavy steel manufacturers RPG. He was Production Manager for mining company WDS where he was able to expand his management expertise and work on innovative projects. He recently spent a year in China as Senior Quality Coordinator for Sinostruct, where he was responsible for the auditing and inspections of all projects under his management.
Mal is a hands on leader who works strongly with his team to bring out the best. He has a passion for delivering high quality products in a timely manner. We know that when we couple this with the already skilled and dedicated team at Crow’s Nest, there is plenty to be excited about in the future. Welcome to the team Mal!
Quik Corp deliver Scania Fire Appliance to QGC
Quik Corp has recently delivered a Scania 6X4 Crew Cab-Large Urban Fire Appliance to QGC in support of the QGCLNG plant on Curtis Island in Gladstone.
Whilst the Scania appliance, valued at over $1 million dollars, was designed specifically for the Curtis Island operation it is also compatible with cutting edge frontline Urban Pumpers in service today,
The unit will be under the command of specialist fire and rescue services provider Corporate Protection Australia onsite who are a valued partner.
- Transportation of five personnel and equipment to an incident on paved or unpaved roads
- To provide a fire response for paved road urban/city Fire Fighting
- To provide scene lighting in response situations.
- To provide communication tools
- To transport 3000L of usable water
- To provide water at a rate of 3600 Litres per minute at 10 bar with a lift of 3m or 400 Litres per minute at 40 bar (supply to hose reel)
- To discharge water from a variety of discharge points include an overhead mounted water turret/monitor.
- To provide the pump with water from external sources (I.e. Pool, Dam, Hydrant, etc.)
- To add Class B foam solutions into the water delivery of the system
- 3000 litre custom made UV stabilised tank
- Custom built Waterous PTO driven pump Module
- In cab and remote control operated Sidewinder Turret/Monitor
- Custom built Aluminium Lockers
QCFE and DEPI Form Partnership
Quik Corp is proud to announce a contract to supply over 400 Ultra-light Fire Appliances with The Department of Environment and Primary Industries in Victoria.
The contract is worth in excess of 20 million dollars over 5 years and features the latest in ultra-light attack appliance technology incorporating a modular and functional design. The unit can be removed if needed and also be accessorised with purpose built land care attachments for the full requirements for a forestry application. Designed to suit the Mercedes Benz G Wagon platform, it incorporates the engineering excellence of both organisations, to provide a safe and functional appliance for fighting high risk forest fires in a traditionally intolerable environment. In collaboration with The Department QCFE also designed and certified a FOPS system that will ensure maximum safety from falling trees for fire fighters in the vehicle cabin.
The unit features:
1. Custom built stowage and locker configurations that ensure efficiency and ease of use for the fire fighter.
2. Tyre handler for automated tyre lift and lower
3. 620 litre Tank
4. RFR4 Hose Reel fitted with 19mm ID Horizon flame resistant hose
5. Hatz 1B40 Diesel 12V electric start and Davey Fire fighter twin impeller pump
6. Falling Object Protection Structure
For more information on our range of light attack fire vehicles please contact us.
Members of QuikCorp and Depi pose in front of one of 400 plus appliances to be delivered over the contract term
Quik Corp Fire Engineering is proud to announce the successful completion of the latest addition to the fire fighting fleet for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Dubbed the "Izone" it is a multi purpose fire and rescue platform mounted on a Isuzu NPS 300 Crew Cab 4 x 4.
The Izone, although small in size, is packed full of equipment and fire fighting tools including SCBA sets for all crew, air compressor, 2 x QFCE powerd hose reels (RFR-2), earth tools, back burning equipment, a 1200L custom designed water tank and a fridge in the cabin for crew.
The Izone also include pioneer innovations in its design, including the new QCFE multipump system, 3 sources of fire fighting foams and overhead storage for a swift water rescue raft. The integration of a rack to store a swift water rescue boat has had a positive reception amongst the fire fighting community with the possibility of future fire appliances incorporating the technology.
The multipump system as the name implies, is a dual pump-set featuring a GAAM MK125 and a Medium Pressure (480psi) Diaphragm pump, which provides the operator the best of both worlds when it comes to water output. The Diaphragm pump delivers significant water savings by combining higher pressure with variable flow (13-50Lpm), delivered through 100m of 1/2"ID hose. Both pumps can be operated independently and are powered by a single engine. The mulitpump has proved popular in the fire fighting community with a large number being used in the field. QCFE can also provide numerous pumping and drive options.
The NPS 300 is a very versatile vehicle and is available in a range of different configurations and with numerous options.
Click here for more information or call 1800 645 688 to speak to a representative.
New CFS Crew Cabs ready for Inspection
QCFE roll out three of the new South Australian Country Fire Service 14 Crew Cabs ready for inspection. The remaining three units will be finished early in the new year in what has been a successful project between QCFE and CFS.
For more information on this type of tanker click here
Brand new CFS Meduim Tankers ready for Inspection.
Light Attack Vehicle - Iveco Daily
Quik Corp Fire Engineering has recently completed the manufacture of 3 prototype rural fire fighting appliances for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). It is the first generation of the Light Attack fire fighting appliance to be produced in Australia and the first to be delivered to QFES. It is mounted on a IVECO Daily Single Cab 4 x 4. Vehicle has had a GVM derated to 4495kgs.
The features a new custom designed 800L water tank, a massive 60% capacity increase to that of a Toyota Landcruiser (Fire Cruiser). The compact and lightweight tray design allows for maximum storage capacity with space available for earth tools, fuel canisters, firefighting foam and suction hoses. The Light Attack Vehicle also features a Quik Corp Powered Reel (RFR-2) on a rotating base to ensure ease of operation when in the field.
The Iveco has been upgraded to feature 3 seats instead of the factory 2, in the cabin. Remarkably, despite the large amount of equipment and water stored onboard, the Iveco is still able to be driven under a regular C class licence.
The Iveco is available in a range of different configurations and with numerous options. Click here for more information or call 1800 645 688 to speak to a representative.
News: Solid Eco Foam Wins Innovation Award
Quik Corp has been presented with the innovation award at the Sunshine Coast business awards for the worldwide patented Solid EF.
(Left to Right) QCFE Fire Products Manager Andrew Geue with Quik Corp's Financial Controller Jacqueline Clarke and Business Development Manager Chris Coren (far right).
Click here to learn more about this ground breaking product.
Hi Ex Foam Generator Trailer
Quik Corp Fire Engineering has recently unveiled the first Hi-Ex Foam Fan Trailer for Corporate Protection Australia (CPA) Group. The Foam Fan Trailer is the first of its kind but is expected to become a very popular fire fighting appliance.
As the name implies, the Foam Fan trailer is a portable fan that is capable of producing large amounts of foam which will spread and cover a ground area to aid in suppressing gas based fires.
The Foam Fan Trailer features an Ansul Jet-X20 Foam Fan which has the ability to be raised and lowered through a 90 degree range of rotation with the assistance of electric linear actuators. The unit has a 100L on board fire fighting foam tank along with necessary pipework to induct the foam liquid into the water stream at variable rates. All the equipment is mounted onto a ultra heavy duty QCFE dual axle trailer.
The trailer recently completed a successful demonstration test for CPA and is expected to be commissioned for a Gladstone based LNG project on Curtis Island.
Click here for more information on the Foam Fan Trailer or call 1800 645 688 to speak to a representative.
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